The Carbon Balanced Printer scheme continues to gather pace with a further 5 UK print companies signing up to have their carbon emissions balanced.
Data Mail Solutions, Denmore Press, Newton Print, Potts Print, and Qualvis Print & Packaging are the latest companies to become Certified Carbon Balanced Printers, having their annual carbon emissions offset by World Land Trust (WLT).
By offsetting their annual operational emissions, the 5 companies have balanced over 1,270 tonnes of carbon, resulting in the preservation of over 220 acres of endangered forest, equivalent to 125 football pitches.
The addition of these companies boosts the total amount of UK Certified Carbon Balanced Print organisations to 23. When customers choose to use Carbon Balanced Paper, printed by a Carbon Balanced Printer, they can be confident in knowing they are using one of the most sustainable and planet-positive print solutions available.
All certified printers and users of Carbon Balanced Print can proudly demonstrate their positive action by using the highly visible World Land Trust logo on their printed material. Carbon Balanced Printers can also offer their customers certificates to highlight the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of land protected.
“It is fantastic to see more and more printers join the Carbon Balanced Programme. The industry has experienced a seismic shift in the last 12 months and competition is fiercer than ever. Businesses need to prioritise their environmental commitments to meet the growing expectations of brands and consumers. Carbon Balanced Print offers a simple, effective solution to differentiate from competitors while creating huge benefits for tropical forests and endangered species.”
Greg Selfe, Sales & Marketing Director at CarbonCO, the company responsible for delivering Carbon Balanced Print and Programme on behalf of WLT
Making a real difference
With the UN’s International Day of Forests just around the corner, it is a particularly pertinent time for this latest wave of printers to make the decision to support World Land Trust.
With funding from the Carbon Balanced programme, World Land Trust is working with local partner Viet Nature to conserve the forests of Khe Nuoc Trong (KNT), Vietnam.
One of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth, Vietnam harbours around 10% of the world’s species. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world, which is putting immense pressure on its exceptional biodiversity.
The project aims to protect biodiversity by reducing illegal wildlife hunting and allowing natural regeneration of degraded areas within the 52,210 acre forest. These protection activities reduce pressures on the forest, allowing degraded areas to revert to high-quality forest, producing a climate benefit of 41,686 tCO2 annually.
KNT is essential habitat for 40 globally threatened species, including Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Crested Argus and the Red Shanked Douc, one of the world’s most endangered monkeys.
“The money that is given to World Land Trust has, in my opinion, more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of,”
Sir David Attenborough, long-time patron and supporter of World Land Trust